GA - Atlanta
Apr 04, 2018
May 01, 2018
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC and across several regional offices throughout the United States.

Job Summary

Westat is seeking an entry-level software developer to work in web and smartphone applications at our downtown Atlanta office. Westat's downtown Atlanta office is home to an interdisciplinary team of software developers and data scientists that work in high-technology transportation data collection, processing and visualization projects. Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, this office is easily accessible by MARTA and within walking distance of the Fairlie-Poplar historic district.

Job Responsibilities

· Creating, maintaining and updating enterprise class code that meets quality tests and project requirements. · Participating in peer review of technical output. · Providing timely solutions to issues. · Working in an Agile environment with continuous integration.  

Job Requirements

· A bachelor's degree in computer science or related field.· Proficiency with either C# or JVM-language (Java, Scala or Kotlin) application development.

· Working knowledge of Javascript and relational databases (PostgreSQL is a plus).

Candidates should have technical competence in software engineering, design, implementation and testing, and be familiar with distributed version control systems. Experience with CSS, jQuery, XML, HTML5, and modern front-end frameworks like jquerry UI and ReactJS as well as experience with either native or cross platform smartphone application development is preferred. This position is not eligible for employment visa sponsorship.

Westat offers competitive benefits with ESOP, 401k, Health, Dental, paid vacation, sick and holiday leave, professional development as well as other benefits.
Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for the position, based on the specific position which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history.
Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under applicable law.